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St. Louis Interior Painting – Beyond Neutral


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One of the most important questions proposed when deciding to finally follow through with interior painting is: what can you live or work with each day, for days on end. When determining the answer to this conundrum, we must consider which rooms we are ready to paint. Bedrooms need to be relaxing so we can achieve the elusive good night’s rest as often as possible.  Common living spaces require a livelier feel so we can socialize and be creative. However, waiting rooms and lounges, in office spaces, need to reflect soothing sophistication so that patients and clients feel welcomed while simultaneously put at ease. Meanwhile, similar to home living spaces, offices and conference rooms should inspire the ideas and the dialogue necessary to collaboratively meet organization objectives.  We want to somehow please everyone…all of the time. But there are colors beyond beige, taupe, cream, and eggshell. They won’t break the bank, offend or annoy because there is so much you can do with paint: mix and mute colors, stripes, sponge or stencil patterns, and faux finishes to name a few. And your local painting professionals are trained in the components of paint for different room purposes, how to achieve variety in tone and shade, as well as the most eco-friendly options for your family, or growing environmental concerns.  Interior paint consists of the solvent, the pigment, the additives and the binder. Similar to any artists’ paint, the solvent (oil or water) keeps the paint in a fluid state until it is ready for use. Solvents and pigments are the easy part. The most influential aspects of interior painting are the additives and binders that give it its texture and finished appearance.  Binders are compounds such as epoxies or chlorinated rubber that allow all of the parts of the paint to stay together as one substance, for longer periods of time, on any wall or painted surface. For those of us searching for a “greener” option, the interior painting professional will actually focus more on the tint of the paint during the selection process. In eco-friendly paint, this is where a lot of VOC gases can be greatly diminish if not completely avoided from release over time.  The paints commonly used for interior painting differ only by the room in which they are used. It is widely known that the humidity and rapid temperature changes of a kitchen or bathroom would benefit from a chlorinated rubber binder or smooth, easy to clean surface. Oil-based paints dry smooth with a gloss finish so that you can wipe water or scrub a sauce that got away from you. Doorways, floorboards, and crown moldings typically benefit from a gloss or high gloss finish as well, for easy cleaning and a little more pop to their boarder/outlining effects.  Now wall and ceiling paint for any other room is up to your particular needs: Is it for sprucing up a bedroom or remodeling an office? A flat paint finish would be ideal because you can have the chalky matted finish with the durability and because it adheres the best for concealment of nail holes or dry wall imperfections. Remember that interior painting can be an opportunity to explore the decorative options available to bring about the desired ambiance of your interior space, without playing to a single bland note

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